Bulk Up (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM08
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM08
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM08
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM08

Effects

Bulk Up raises the user's Attack and Defense by one stage each.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Bulks up the body to boost both ATTACK and DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user bulks up its body to boost both its ATTACK and DEFENSE stats.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, boosting both its Attack and Defense stats.
X/Y The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bulk Up at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 28
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 60
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 28
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 29
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 29
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Level 33
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Level 33
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Level 39
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Level 44
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 44
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Level 34
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Level 34

Learnt by TM

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying